Gas tank safety concern

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by beerbattered, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. beerbattered

    beerbattered New Member

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    This may be overly cautious of me but, if you are out riding (and stopping here and there) for the day with air temps in the 90's, wouldn't a black gas tank get wicked hot? South Florida sun doesn't play around. I've literally burned my back by leaning against a black pickup with my shirt off during the summer. I just don't like the idea of my fuel being 100 and whatever degrees. Your thoughts?
     
  2. HoughMade

    HoughMade New Member

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    If your cap is vented properly, not a problem. Take a look around. How many motorcycles have black tanks? If not most, at least a large proportion...and you don't see them exploding on hot days. In fact, I've never heard of one case. Ride on.
     
  3. azbill

    azbill Active Member

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    I have ridden mine in 120+ heat here in the desert,,,never a prob, expansion fumes will escape thru the vent :)

    in other words,,,I agree with houghmade laff
     
  4. rkorson4209

    rkorson4209 New Member

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    I'll have to agree with hough and azbill. Seeing how my last motorcycle had a black tank, and it didn't blow. But if it really makes you feel at ease you can always paint it
     
  5. HBfisherman

    HBfisherman New Member

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    Gasoline combusts and 495 Degrees Fahrenheit! Just don't drive into **** and you'll be alright.
     
  6. Randog707

    Randog707 New Member

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    All the guys here got it right,no worries.I rode my bike all summer long under the california sun temps ranging from 90 to 118 never had any trouble,also I store my bike out side,and rarely does it see any shade.An otherwords ride on brotha.Randy
     
  7. corgi1

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    Tape a design on the top part of the tank and use a lite colour of choise,remove tape and admire the art.
     
  8. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    if you paint flames on it, don't use real ones for a pattern...
     

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